|Born||21 November 1994(age 26)|
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in) (2016)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb) (2016)|
Risako Kawai (川井 梨紗子, Kawai Risako, born 21 November 1994) is a Japanese wrestler. She finished second at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas and represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics winning a gold medal by defeating Maria Mamashuk of Belarus 3-0.
She celebrated her Olympic gold medal victory by delivering two fireman's carry takedowns to her coach (Kazuhito Sakae).
Kawai's Olympic gold medal was one of four won by Japan's women's wrestling team at the 2016 Rio games.
Championships and accomplishments
- "Risako Kawai". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- "2015 World Weightlifting Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 May 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
- "東京スポーツ プロレス大賞（2010～）". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 16 December 2017.